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Old 01-30-2006, 07:16 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">When driving through Texas waving at people is as common as looking in the mirror. It's just a part of a friendly culture. And through most of the southern states </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Iowa, my home state is the same way. If you don't wave , you must be from California

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Old 01-30-2006, 07:40 PM   #16
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My first RV was a new Georgie Boy 25 footer, this is back in 1973, took off for a year to travel....Back then it was a novelty to see other RV'ers, you always waved...Also, when you pulled into a camp ground, folks would come up to you and welcome you, invite you over to there campfire, ask where you been and what you have seen and where you going etc...I quit RVing in 1976 (raise a family) and got back into in in 1995...Big, Big difference....No more a novelty, no wave, very very few on he CB, not as friendly in the campgrounds as back then, but not bad either...you can seek out folks, if they are interested they will invite you over. Mostly with the new rigs, since the slide out and rigs getting over 34 feet,the computer, satellite TV, etc, I think folks tend to be happy by themselves, and are staying inside more..Oh well, it is a life style that I hope I can enjoy for a long time, not get burned out, and can afford, even on a smaller scale....
Maybe back then we called it camping, and now it is RVing...it's still pretty good..

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Old 01-30-2006, 11:02 PM   #17
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Hey, why don't one of us come up with a big "Hand" bobblehead. We can sell them to RVers and even truckers to put on their dashes and do the waving for us! For those here we could print in the palm "iRV2"!
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:20 AM   #18
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachPotato:
If you're so completely absorbed in driving an RV that ya can't wave, maybe walking or using and electric scooter is the answer!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CoachPotato:
<span class="ev_code_RED"> Near my home a few years ago a school teacher was shot dead for flashing her brights at an oncoming car with its lights on bright. They turned around, caught up with her and shot her. Really. The punk was caught and said she "dissed" him.

Here in the Peoples Republic, a wave to a stranger may get you hurt!</span>

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Can't say that I understand what you are saying? ...appears that there is a contradiction here?

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Old 01-31-2006, 06:59 AM   #19
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We had an interesting experience a couple of years ago in California. We were traveling on SR20 just north of Clear Lake (a 2 lane road). I usually wave to oncoming Class A's and the couple in the oncoming RV returned our wave. The neat thing was, both pilot and co-pilot were wearing a big white glove on the waving hand! No mistaking the friendly wave there.

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Old 01-31-2006, 07:34 AM   #20
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We don't take long trips. (Don't have the time with both of us still working.) But when on the road in the MH, I always wave, and sometimes honk the horn at other RVers. I too have never gotten a return wave or honk. Soon after getting our MH, I installed a CB radio, mostly to talk to our friends who also RV and usually tag along. I've heard that channel 13 is the RV channel, but I have never heard any RV on the CB other than our friends mentioned before. When not RVing, I travel on I10 back and forth to work every day. Every time I see an RV, I get on channel 13 to see if they are there. No luck yet. It's almost as though RVers around here are in a cocoon. Sounds really boring.
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:34 AM   #21
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I think since cell phones are so popular, CBs are becoming extinct. I remember growing up we had one when traveling the highways and my dad never had trouble finding conversation and after he passed away Mom and I broke down once and used it to get assistance. With internet chat rooms, forums like this, cell phones, etc. CBs are just not as popular. Although, learning the internet slang is similar to learning the CB slang.

About the white gloves, they sound like Mickey gloves. That was a neat idea. Like you said, can't miss them.

My kids always wave at the RVs as they go by. They try to look in the windows and see if there are any kids in there. We have sometimes spotted kids in there and the kids (in both vehicles) have a great time waving at each other. LOL

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Old 01-31-2006, 12:13 PM   #22
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Geez people wave at me all the time! But they only use one finger! Scotty.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:14 PM   #23
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I have to agree with TOM & PATTY, when in the south you'll get a wave. Also in Canada, but up in the North East, I've never had one of my waves returned. Must be the traffic.
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1. I'm busy driving
2. I'm getting a drink
3. I'm getting a sandwhich
4. I'm reading the map
5. I'm on the phone
6. I'm on the CB
7. I'm shuffling CD's
8. I'm looking for a campground in a directory
9. I'm looking for a WalMart
10. I'm looking in the woods
11. I'm looking in the fields
12. I'm looking at the buildings
13. I'm figuring my mileage and if I can make the next station.
14. I'm looking for my glasses that I dropped on the floorboard.
15. I'm sleeping.

You get the idea?

My eyes don't focus on a particular vehicle for much more than part of a second. I'm always scanning. I just don't take the time to focus and look into the vehicle to see what might be happening.

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Old 01-31-2006, 05:03 PM   #25
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I love the idea of the bobble hand with irv2. That would bring a smile. We wave, Joe more than me, I am a little more intense than he is at the wheel. I always wave when we overtake another rig and I am the co-pilot. Don't get to many waves back though. On four lane devided hwys, I find it hard to realize what the oncoming vehicle is untill it is to late. We will keep waving.
Hear in the NC Mountains the custome is to lift one finger(not the bad one) to on coming cars. In the summer you get finger cramp, to many cars now.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...It's all in the technique, instead of a full wave you're supposed to just raise your index finger from the steering wheel....

...Here in the NC Mountains the custom is to lift one finger (not the bad one) to oncoming cars. In the summer you get finger cramp, too many cars now...

Nice to know I'm not the only one who waves like that, outside of Franklin, that is. Or do you count since y'all are from the mountains also?
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I am a truckdriver and I catch myself waving at RVers when I'm in my Freightliner, I think alot of it is keeping your mind on getting down the road SAFELY!!
As far as the truckers there are bad apples in every bushel, PLEASE don't stereotype truckdrivers because there are alot of good guys and gals that drive trucks. Not all truckers curse and talk ugly on the CB. By the way what is the CB channel for RVers? I would like to talk to people as I drive down the road.
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Channel 13. I believe part of the reason is that as I get older i just cant see as fast/

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